The Fedora KDE SIG has put out new packages for the recent releases of KDE Frameworks 5.3 and KDE Plasma 5.1…
AMD’s patches to add support to compiling to native object code for the “Clover” OpenCL state tracker in Mesa’s Gallium3D and for the Radeon Gallium3D driver to take advantage of this functionality, has landed…
A day after the debut of CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.0, Wine 1.7.29 is now available…
The init system discussion is back on in the Debian camp… A vote will be taking place in two weeks to look at preserving the “freedom of choice of init systems.”..
Berlin, October 17, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that the LibreOffice Conference 2015 will be jointly organized by the Danish LibreOffice community in collaboration with local F/OSS groups and the Aarhus municipality, and hosted at the brand new Urban Media Space, from September 23 to September 25, 2015.
In addition, on September 22 the LibreOffice community will gather for several face-to-face meetings: Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Engineering Steering Committee, and Certification Committee.
Aarhus is a city of education, knowledge and research. Its university is internationally recognized for its contributions within, among other fields, social sciences, technology and science. Aarhus is known to attract talented students from around the world which also provides the city with a great diversity.
“Hosting the LibreOffice Conference will be an exciting opportunity for the entire Danish free software community”, says Leif Lodahl, a long time leader of the Danish LibreOffice community, a founder of The Document Foundation, and the architect of several large migration projects to LibreOffice. “We are looking forward to welcoming LibreOffice volunteers and advocates from every corner of the world”.
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LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org. Money collected will be used to strengthen the foundation, support development related activities such as QA and localization, expand the infrastructure, and accelerate marketing activities to increase the awareness of the project, both at global and local level.
Tails 1.2 has been released. Tails is a Debian-based live distribution developed with the goal of preserving privacy and anonymity of users on the Internet. From the release announcement: “Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users….
Apple products are known to behave very unfriendly when they are simply connected to a PC or Mac OS X and they usually require iTunes or some surrogate to transfer files. Fortunately, on Ubuntu things are a little bit different and they are mounted as drives.
Users who have Apple products know that you can’t treat them the way you treat 99% of the rest of the devices, meaning you can’t just plug them in and expect them to work. If you are on a Windows machine or even on a Mac OS X, you won’t … (read more)
Tails, or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a Linux distribution that has a single purpose, to protect its users from prying eyes and to insure total anonymity, whether online or offline.
Tails is, above all else, a Linux distribution and is based on Debian. It shares some of the characteristics of the Linux base, but it integrates a unique collection of applications that are available for users who want to remain anonymous.
For this purpose, the OS has cryptographic tools that allow peo… (read more)
CrossOver Linux, an application based on Wine that allows users to install popular Windows applications and PC games on a Linux computer, has been updated to version 14.0 and brings support for a lot of new software.
CrossOver is using Wine as a base, but many developers are working on both projects. Wine is a more hands-on approach to using Windows apps and games and requires a little more effort from users, but it also provides all the latest improvements. CrossOver, on the other hand, is a… (read more)
Calibre, a powerful and complex eBook viewer, editor, and converter, has been updated again by its developer and a number of new features have been added to the application.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the previous update, so the developer had more than enough time to make some important changes and improvements to the application. Users will find that there are a host of new features now available, but some smaller issues and other bugs have been corrected as well.
Calibre is a very c… (read more)
In a bit of a slow news day today we still found out that Fedora 21 is looking good. Jim Zemlin says "Linux is on the right side of history" and The Document Foundation says, "Thanks" for the all the cool dough. In other news, Jack Wallen tries to make sense of Ubuntu release cycles and how it effects older machines. And finally today, Martin Gräßlin introduces KWayland. Fedora 21 is shaping up quite nicely according to Michael Larabel at Phoronix,com. It’s still in development, but already it’s getting positive reviews. Larabel says it’s "shaping up to be the best Fedora release" ever. He’s running the development version on a few machines and says they’re all running "solid." He likes GNOME 3.14 and says if Fedora keeps this up it just might be replacing Ubuntu as his main system. The Inquirer.net snagged an interview with The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin. They asked why some folks get "so positively evangelical" about Linux, to which Zemlin replied: One of the things about Linux that’s so interesting is that it’s an opportunity to do things that fundamentally make people happy – the act of sharing, the act of creating, being a part of
Peter Manev has announced the release of SELKS 1.0, the inaugural version from the project developing a specialist Debian-based distribution that ships with a variety of pre-configured network security management tools: “Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of the SELKS 1.0 stable release. SELKS is both….
The Wine development release 1.7.29 is now available.
What’s new in this release:
MariaDB is a Open Source database Server & It is 100 % compatible with MySQL, drop-in replacement to MySQL database server.
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 84, a new stable release of the specialist distribution designed for firewalls: “This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 Core Update 84. This is a release that fixes some security issues in the GNU Bash package….
Hello all, New feature proposals period end For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule Thanks,
Join us – if you dare – for details of this year’s RuneScape Halloween event – Death’s Door – in our latest Behind the Scenes video.
0 A.D. is a free, open-source real-time strategy game which takes place approximately between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., with beautiful 3D graphics, 12 different civilizations, and a gamestyle which is very similar to the one of Age of Empires, but also incorporating new elements as well.
Canonical has updated the Firefox packages in the repositories for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The users who have this application installed should receive the latest Firefox 33 update.
It usually takes Ubuntu maintainers about two days to push a new Firefox release into the repositories and now the version 33 of the Internet browser from Mozilla has landed in the repositories.
“Bobby Holley, Christian Holler, David Bolter, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Carsten Book, Martijn Wargers… (read more)